Scattered storms - some severe - hit St. Louis area

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 8:25 PM

(KMOV) – Some showers and thunderstorms swept through the St. Louis area Thursday morning, ushering in the potential for some severe weather later in the day, according to News 4 Meteorologists Kent Ehrhardt and Matt Chambers.

Thursday morning started off with temperatures in the low- to mid-60s, with scattered showers and some storms.

That trend was predicted to continue throughout the day.

The problem with the potential severe storms was predicting when and where it was going to hit.

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“Really just about any time and at any place,” said Chambers. “We’ve been working hard to pinpoint exactly when and where the better chances of at least a slight risk of severe thunderstorms might unfold.”

Things are really expected to bubble up by the afternoon.

“A hodge-podge of dry times and wet times today, but the wet times could be dangerous times periodically too,” said Chambers.

Chambers said both a warm front to the southwest and a cold front to the north were expected to impact the area, creating a slight chance for severe storms.

He said the best chances for severe storms will be from about 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“The strongest thunderstorms this afternoon could produce what looks to be mainly strong straight-lined winds and maybe some sizeable hail as well,” he said. “It does not look like a tornado scenario.”

Scattered showers will linger overnight and could continue into Friday morning.

“Not likely to be severe thunderstorms, but a few rumbles of thunder,” Chambers said.

Looking ahead, temperatures are expected to steadily drop throughout the weekend with chances for showers both Friday and Saturday.

But sunny conditions should be back for Mother’s Day, which will see a high of about 62 degrees.

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